In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Daniel Pfleging withdrew a temporary restraining order issued Jan. 28, a week after Indianapolis-based Angie’s List brought suit, and he denied the company’s motion for a preliminary injunction blocking their employment.
A HomeAdvisor official told IBJ in February that the office planned to start with 30 salespeople but had room to accommodate another 40.
Pfleging’s ruling describes Myers, Leonard and Crabtree as “outstanding performers” for Angie’s List. It notes that when Leonard left the company, she kept as a keepsake a ranking of the top 20 salespeople that listed her as No. 1.
The ruling noted that since HomeAdvisor opened its Indianapolis office, more than 200 Angie’s List employees have applied for jobs at HomeAdvisor.
HomeAdviser’s parent, New York-based IAC/InterActiveCorp, offered in November to buy Angie's List for $512 million. Angie's List spurned the offer, saying it "dramatically undervalued the company."